Veterans Day

Did you know Veterans Day was first recognized as Armistice Day as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson to honor veterans of  World War I?

It was later changed to Veterans Day by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.  It was changed to celebrate all United States veterans.

The national ceremony for Veterans Day is held at Arlington Cemetery.  The ceremony begins at exactly 11:00 eastern time.  A wreath is laid at the Tomb of the Unknowns.  The ceremony is to honor and celebrate all members who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The Presidential Proclamation was issued on November 3 and may be read here:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/03/presidential-proclamation-veterans-day-2011

 

 

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